Crappie are one of the most popular freshwater fish to catch because they are so abundant and they taste great. There are 2 types of crappies: black and white. Black and white crappie share most of the same waters, however, black crappie are most abundant in northern lakes that are cool with a gravel or sand bottom. White crappie are common in reservoirs, lakes, and rivers. They tolerate darker water than black crappie and they thrive in southern lakes with soft or hard bottoms. Both species live in rivers and streams, however, black crappie prefer calmer water and they also tolerate a higher salt content, which is why they are common in estuaries.
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